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is it normal to have a bowel movement and when you wipe it has a snot like substance come out

A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Absolutely: A bit of extra mucus lying free is normal. The colon makes far more than your nose does just to keep things lubricated, though we seldom realize it. ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Colonoscopy: If no pain, bleeding, or altered bowel habits (constipation, diarrhea), probably this is nothing serious. However, mucus production by the rectum or l ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hicks
42 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Costipation and mucous secretion suggest irritable bowel syndrome buut other conditionscan cause thei and the diagnosis of ibs may only after a worku ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Mucus thing: It may be related to something you ate or possibly so,etching structural like a polyp or material Ina diverticulum, a sac formed in the bowel. It may ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
15 years experience Internal Medicine
No.: While straining might cause worsening of hemorrhoidal disease, which can present as blood in the stool, i wouldn't expect bloody mucous. I would see y ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Exam - Lab work: To know 'why?' you need to have an exam and lab work. It's possibly something a bit like IBS, but w/o other symptoms it would luckily be very mild/ear ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Traci Buxton
22 years experience Family Medicine
It's normal: Many people pass mucus during bowel movements and it's nothing to worry about. As far as the constipation is concerned, stool softeners, fiber-rich fo ... Read More
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Dr. Ivy Fisher
43 years experience Pediatrics
Mucus in stool: This sounds like normal and if no weight loss, GI cramping or fever, emesis, is not illness, but rather dependent of your food/drink intake, especiall ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience Urgent Care
Possibly: Mucus in ibs is not unheard of.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Mucous: Monitoring cervical mucous is unreliable if you are trying to avoid pregnnacy or trying to conceive. If you feel you are having abnormal discharge sch ... Read More

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